The form is characterised by the higher
stances, and stepping movements of the feet. Movement in the form is fluid and comfortable,
and postures are not held for long intervals. Different from other traditional forms
of Tai Chi, the Sun form tends to move the weight to the standing leg, whilst the
other leg remains poised for rapid movement in any direction.
As it draws upon Sun
Lu Tang’s vast experience of the arts of Xing Yi, Bagua, and Tai Chi Chuan, the Sun
form is a very effective style of Tai Chi Chuan.
The movements of the form lend themselves
to the correct practice of Tai Chi Chuan for health and martial benefits. The use
of the upright stances, flowing moves, use of the waist, generation of the different
chi energies, and the peacefulness and, meditational aspects experienced in the perfomance
of the form make the Traditional Sun 97 Step form most suitable for people of varied
experience and abilities.
The form is also adaptable to offer opportunity of access
for people with movement difficulty, and has been used as a basis for introducing
the benefits of learning Tai Chi Chuan to a wide range of people.